Wanting to plan a surf / windsurf trip to NZ Taranaki area for 2 weeks, just looking for the best time of year to score wind and waves, i know its subjective, just wanted to increase my chances for epic conditions ?.
Was going to hirer a camper van, to explore the spots, would love to hear from any locals and crew that have done the trip before ?
Spring time is generally the recommended time to go.
Late Oct there is the Taranaki wave classic as well. Great comp.
Thanks for the reply, have done my homework = youtube vids of wavesailing the north island, looks awesome when the conditions are on !
Certainly is. Probably the best region in the world for wavesailing. So many good spots.
You could also contact James Dinnis at Carbon Art for some local knowledge. They are based there.
As mentioned above Spring is probably your best option I'd been keen for a couple of years and went across last year the same week as the Taranaki Classic Wave Event which is held on the NZ Labour Day weekend every year and scored big time. The event is super fun casual, basically free sailing with some sweet prizes from sponsors that didn't just go to the best sailors. If it's your first time there I'd head across that weekend to get a bit of local knowledge and give yourself a week or two after to enjoy this amazing coastline. If you get skunked with wind there is also plenty of other stuff to do to surf, SUP, MTB, hiking just take your steamer and some booties as there a couple of spots where launches are off rocks and the water is a tad cooler than Oz! Check out their website for more info www.taranakiwaveclassic.com/
If I can swing it with work I'm going back again for sure this year!